Lost pet: Red-tailed boa constrictor missing in Fredericton

Police say they've been advised the 30-pound snake is not harmful to public

FREDERICTON — Police are on the hunt for a boa constrictor that went missing from a home in Fredericton, but they say the snake is not considered a threat to people.

The Fredericton Police Force says it’s believed the Columbian red-tailed boa constrictor escaped from its cage at a residence in the area of Hanson and Beckwith streets around 7 p.m. Sunday.

They say the snake is about two metres long and weighs about 30 pounds.

Police believe the snake is likely hiding in the home where it was reported missing or not far from it.

They are asking the public to report any sightings of the snake to them.

“Police have been advised that the snake is not harmful to members of the public,” the force says in a news release.


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